Admission

Read about the admission requirements for the Automation Engineering programme at UCN

Facts about the programme

Start of term: September.
Entry grade point average: Open admission in 2018.
Study places: 20 places in 2019.
Allocation of study places: 50 % in quota 1 and 50 % in quota 2.

Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation.

Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific admission requirements:

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level (210 hours)
  • Physics at Danish C-level (75 hours)
  • Maths at Danish C-level (125 hours) 

Please note: The above hours relate to the final three years of your upper secondary education. (1 hour = 60 minutes).

A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Automation and process control (knowledge of automatic control systems, strong current, hydraulics and pneumatics based systems, construction and repair of electric and pneumatic motors and circuits etc.).

Boat mechanic (knowledge of boat motors and hydraulic systems as well as the installation, maintenance and repair of both as well as knowledge and repair of electric equipment in boats etc.)

CNC technician (knowledge of metal working using regular machinery as well as cnc machinery, drilling, milling, cnc programming, carrying out programmed work, material properties, drawing etc.)

Bike and motorcycle mechanic (knowledge of repair and maintenance of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles, talking to customers etc.).

Data and communications technology (knowledge of IT-systems, telecommunications and computer technology etc.).

Electrician, building automation (knowledge of distributed control systems e.g. automatic lighting and heating systems etc.).

Electrician, electrical installation technology (knowledge of installations, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and systems etc.).

Electrician, communications technology (knowledge of installing, programming and configuring data and telecommunications installations etc.)

Electrician, control and regulation technology (knowledge of installation, programming and maintenance of control and regulation technology in automatic facilities including controllable processes driven by electricity, pneumatics or software etc.).

Construction and agricultural machinery mechanic (knowledge of either construction machinery, cranes, agricultural machinery or elevators as well as their maintenance and repair etc.)

Precision/fine mechanic (fine mechanic or gun mechanic specialisation) (knowledge of small mechanical parts such as springs, cogs in e.g. locks and watches. Also knowledge of soldering, drilling and milling of small parts).[US1] 

Aircraft technician (mechanical) (knowledge of aerodynamics, maintenance of engines, landing gear, brakes etc,: aircraft structure and control systems, aircraft instruments etc.)

Industrial operator (knowledge of machinery in the manufacturing industry, quality assurance, production planning, safety etc.)

Industrial technician (knowledge of working with and programming milling and drilling machines for metalwork, fitting and maintenance of such machines, welding, CAD-technology, PLC controls, etc.)

Refrigeration engineer (knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of cooling and refrigeration systems, calculation of energy consumption, customer advising etc.)

Car mechanic (knowledge of fault-finding, repairing and adjusting engines, brake systems, steering systems, electrical and electronic systems etc. in cars and small lorries)

Process operator (knowledge of industrial production, preventing and solving technical problems in manufacturing and production facilities, quality assurance, production planning, production monitoring etc.)

Marine engine mechanic (knowledge of mechanical, technical and hydraulic facilities on large ships, repair work, welding, cutting sheet metal, maintenance etc.)

Marine engineering technician (knowledge of technical, hydraulic and mechanical facilities on e.g. large fishing vessels, general repair work, engines, cranes, cooling facilities etc.)

Tool and die maker (knowledge of making moulds for plastic or metal mass production, use of CAD tools and CNC machinery, project management, tool design etc.)

Admission requirements for applicants who hold an IB Diploma

To meet the entry requirements for admission to Academy Profession degrees and Bachelor’s degrees, you must hold either:

  • an IB Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results or IB Certificate with at least the grade of 3 in all six subjects and 3 subjects as Higher Level (HL) subjects and a total of 18 points

    or
     
  • an IB Diploma together with a IB Diploma Programme (DP) Results

IB ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Mathematical studies, standard level (SL)
  • Physics, standard level (SL)
Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education

Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education. In addition, you will need physics skills corresponding to Danish C-level and mathematics skills corresponding to Danish C-level.

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar from your home country.

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Involvement in extra relevant curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter
  • English language qualification

English language requirements

At UCN you are expected to participate actively in class discussions as well as group work and projects. You must also be able to write academic papers and take written and oral exams. Therefore, you must have a high level of English proficiency. 

This means that you must have English language qualifications comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). In order to live up to this, you must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of your secondary education. Additionally, it is also mandatory to attach one of the English tests that UCN accepts.

Based on a professional assessment UCN can decide that we need further documentation regarding your English skills, either by you obtaining extra documentation or by you participating in an interview conducted in English.

Important information regarding the 2020 intake:
You must have a final grade in English B level which corresponds to minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

We do not accept "Kompetencebeviser" from e.g. VUC in Denmark instead of an English test.

If you have studied or lived in the UK/USA or another English-speaking country (except for native speakers), please note that you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned below on this webpage – Which English tests does UCN accept.
Which English tests does UCN accept?

All applicants holding a foreign entrance examination and applying for English-taught programmes must document their English language qualifications with one of the below mentioned English tests. 

Please note that we will not accept English tests that are older than 2 years.

IELTS

  • Overall score of minimum 6.5

TOEFL 

  • A minimum score of 83
  • UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294

Cambridge ESOL examinations

  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced - CAE): grade C, B or A
  • C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English Proficiency – CPE): grade, C, B or A
  • B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English First – FCE): grade A

Pearson PTE Academic

  • A minimum score of 58

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
  • You are only allowed to use 60 minutes when taking the test
  • Please note that this test is only valid if taken via a UCN partner organisation

Other CEFR-comparable English tests with a borderline score of B2/C1

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to document this level from a CEFR-validated English language course
     

Deadline For September intake

You must upload your test result by 15 March at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest.


Deadline For February intake

You must upload your test result by 15 December at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest. (Please note that if you are a non-EU citizen, then the application deadline is 1 November at 12 (noon) GMT+1.)
Do all applicants have to submit an English test?

Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test are applicants from

  • ​Duborg-Skolen
  • A.P. Møller-Skolen
  • International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme)
  • European Baccalaureate (from the EB diploma programme)
  • Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from these 4 countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education.
  • ”Native speakers” with an English taught qualifying exam (including applicants with a qualifying examination from
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Great Britain
    • Scotland
    • Ireland
PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from the above-mentioned countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education. The applicants must also have a final grade in English B level which corresponds to minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

If you do not live up to the minimum 210 hours of lessons, you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned on this webpage.

Contact

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52
maat@ucn.dk

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51
international@ucn.dk

EU / EEA citizens